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  • September 10, 2015
  • 11:24 AM

What is holding back the transition to open access if it does not cost more?

by SciELO in SciELO in Perspective

Transition to Article Processing Charge supported open access from a closed access subscription system is far from straightforward, even if the cost of such an open access system is the same, or even less. There are glimmers of hope, though, in an approach that may help to overcome the hurdles, by taking a large-scale, even nationwide, approach as opposed to the usual one where each individual institution has to weigh up the costs and benefits. … Read More →... Read more »

  • August 24, 2015
  • 07:25 AM

Helium Indicates Imminent Volcanic Eruptions

by Cath Jex in Tak Fur The Kaffe

Gradual changes in hot spring chemistry around Mt Ontake, Japan, indicated the build of pressure in the lead up to its eruption in 2014.... Read more »

Sano, Y., Kagoshima, T., Takahata, N., Nishio, Y., Roulleau, E., Pinti, D., & Fischer, T. (2015) Ten-year helium anomaly prior to the 2014 Mt Ontake eruption. Scientific Reports, 13069. DOI: 10.1038/srep13069  

  • August 21, 2015
  • 07:25 AM

Older folks are more distractible than young adults

by TakFurTheKaffe in Tak Fur The Kaffe

Young people tend to think alike, but the older you get, the more easily distracted you become, shows new research.... Read more »

  • August 17, 2015
  • 11:09 AM

The advanced management of manuscript evaluations was the focus of the first ScholarOne refresher course at SciELO

by SciELO in SciELO in Perspective

The idea for the refresher course SciELO-ScholarOne, held August 7 in the auditorium of FAPES in São Paulo, came from the need to further improve the level of professionalization of the editorial teams of the SciELO journals that use ScholarOne. The course was attended by close to 180 participants, representing 77 journals from different areas of knowledge. … Read More →... Read more »

PACKER, A.L. (2015) Online management of manuscripts is a required indexing criterion of SciELO. SciELO in Perspective. info:/

  • August 17, 2015
  • 07:25 AM

Ancient Chinese graffiti records severe drought and hardship

by Cath Jex in Tak Fur The Kaffe

500-year-old graffiti in a Chinese cave documents local residents prayers for rain during periods of severe water shortages.... Read more »

Tan, L., Cai, Y., An, Z., Cheng, H., Shen, C., Breitenbach, S., Gao, Y., Edwards, R., Zhang, H., & Du, Y. (2015) A Chinese cave links climate change, social impacts, and human adaptation over the last 500 years. Scientific Reports, 12284. DOI: 10.1038/srep12284  

  • August 12, 2015
  • 11:35 AM

Unpublished results from clinical trials distort medical research

by SciELO in SciELO in Perspective

The initiative was created with the purpose to establish a platform for recording information on clinical trials conducted by public organizations (research institutes and government agencies) and private (pharmaceutical companies). A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, however, shows a worrying scenario. Despite the requirement to register clinical trials in a publicly accessible base, a small fraction of them are published in scientific journals, c........ Read more »

Anderson, M., Chiswell, K., Peterson, E., Tasneem, A., Topping, J., & Califf, R. (2015) Compliance with Results Reporting at New England Journal of Medicine, 372(11), 1031-1039. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsa1409364  

  • August 10, 2015
  • 07:25 AM

Feeling stressed? Visit an aquarium to improve mental wellbeing

by TakFurTheKaffe in Tak Fur The Kaffe

A new study has shown that visiting aquariums and spending time watching fish has benefits for both physical and mental health.... Read more »

  • August 5, 2015
  • 07:25 AM

How T. Rex could bite through bone and flesh

by Cath Jex in Tak Fur The Kaffe

Dinosaurs like the T. Rex had a unique set of teeth that allowed them to rip through the flesh and bone of other large predators with ferocious ease, says new research.... Read more »

Brink KS, Reisz RR, LeBlanc AR, Chang RS, Lee YC, Chiang CC, Huang T, & Evans DC. (2015) Developmental and evolutionary novelty in the serrated teeth of theropod dinosaurs. Scientific reports, 12338. PMID: 26216577  

  • August 3, 2015
  • 07:25 AM

What your taste in music says about how you think

by TakFurTheKaffe in Tak Fur The Kaffe

Empathetic personalities tend to opt for gentle and sensual music, whilst the more analytical types preferred strong, intense tunes, new research shows.... Read more »

Greenberg DM, Baron-Cohen S, Stillwell DJ, Kosinski M, & Rentfrow PJ. (2015) Musical Preferences are Linked to Cognitive Styles. PloS one, 10(7). PMID: 26200656  

  • August 2, 2015
  • 10:25 AM

Motion to repudiate Mr. Jeffrey Beall’s classist attack on SciELO

by SciELO in SciELO in Perspective

By the Brazilian Forum of Public Health Journals Editors and the Associação Brasileira de Saúde Coletiva (Abrasco, Brazilian Public Health Association) … Read More →... Read more »

  • July 28, 2015
  • 04:01 PM

Ciência e Saúde Coletiva dedicates issue on the importance of Brazilian Collective Health journals

by SciELO in SciELO in Perspective

The journal Ciência e Saúde Coletiva celebrates 20 years of uninterrupted publication and relevant contribution to national, regional and international Public and Collective Health. The July 2015 thematic issue celebrates the most relevant Brazilian publications and provides an overview of the development of the area, which scientifically supported the construction the Brazil’s Unified Health System - SUS. … Read More →... Read more »

Carvalho, M., Coeli, C., & Travassos, C. (2015) Uma breve história de Cadernos de Saúde Pública. Ciência , 20(7), 2007-2012. DOI: 10.1590/1413-81232015207.05882015  

Martins, C., Ribeiro, H., Alvarenga, A., & Carvalheiro, J. (2015) Saúde e Sociedade: parceria e abertura para novas abordagens. Ciência , 20(7), 2069-2080. DOI: 10.1590/1413-81232015207.06042015  

  • July 28, 2015
  • 08:53 AM

New evidence for cultural differences in Chimpanzees

by TakFurTheKaffe in Tak Fur The Kaffe

New evidence has emerged, reporting cultural differences between neighbouring groups of chimps in Uganda – raising more questions as to what really distinguishes us from our closest living relatives. ... Read more »

  • July 20, 2015
  • 07:25 AM

Everything changes: Will our oceans enter into a new biological regime?

by Cath Jex in Tak Fur The Kaffe

The oceans may be headed into a new biological regime, where marine organisms take less carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and reduce the ocean’s ability to mitigate the effects of global change.... Read more »

  • July 17, 2015
  • 08:15 PM

Sea life helps clouds form and reflect sunlight back into space

by Cath Jex in Tak Fur The Kaffe

Ocean life helps form up to half of all cloud droplets in summer, making clouds brighter and reflecting more sunlight back into space, new research shows.... Read more »

McCoy, D., Burrows, S., Wood, R., Grosvenor, D., Elliott, S., Ma, P., Rasch, P., & Hartmann, D. (2015) Natural aerosols explain seasonal and spatial patterns of Southern Ocean cloud albedo. Science Advances, 1(6). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1500157  

  • July 17, 2015
  • 07:25 AM

Big fish in a warm pond: Migrating fish are out competing local species

by Cath Jex in Tak Fur The Kaffe

Many warm-water loving fish are expanding their habitats, taking a larger share of available food and preying on vulnerable native species, new research shows. ... Read more »

  • July 13, 2015
  • 11:28 AM

Science Publishing: the Transition to Open Access Going Dutch

by SciELO in SciELO in Perspective

The negotiations between the Dutch universities (VSNU – the Association of Universities in The Netherlands) and three large publishers (Springer, Wiley, Sage) have been concluded and significant steps to include open access in the deals with those publishers have been made. With Elsevier, however, the negotiations are in deadlock, according to the VSNU. They have called for a boycott, but the real question is, of course, why it is that Elsevier, the largest, and Dutch (!) academic publisher, c........ Read more »

Association of universities in the Netherlands (VSNU). (2015) Dutch Universities and SAGE reach agreement on open access. Association of universities in the Netherlands (VSNU). info:/

  • July 13, 2015
  • 08:05 AM

Tropical wetlands releasing more carbon than previously thought

by Cath Jex in Tak Fur The Kaffe

Scientists report southeast Asian tropical peatlands are emitting almost double the about of carbon officially estimated in the last IPCC report.... Read more »

  • July 1, 2015
  • 03:16 PM

Ethics in research: how to improve the integrity of scientists in their work

by SciELO in SciELO in Perspective

Scientific activity as a social enterprise must maintain its credibility. The Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines are presented as a recent and innovative initiative for scientific journals, and as one of the ways to guard this social value. … Read More →... Read more »

Alberts, B., Cicerone, R., Fienberg, S., Kamb, A., McNutt, M., Nerem, R., Schekman, R., Shiffrin, R., Stodden, V., Suresh, S.... (2015) Self-correction in science at work. Science, 348(6242), 1420-1422. DOI: 10.1126/science.aab3847  

Nosek, B., Alter, G., Banks, G., Borsboom, D., Bowman, S., Breckler, S., Buck, S., Chambers, C., Chin, G., Christensen, G.... (2015) Promoting an open research culture. Science, 348(6242), 1422-1425. DOI: 10.1126/science.aab2374  

  • June 25, 2015
  • 07:25 AM

Can Scottish climate explain the rise and fall of European cultures?

by Cath Jex in Tak Fur The Kaffe

Scientists have pieced together the climate history from 3000 year old stalagmites and discovered a record of climate changes that may have influenced major historical events, including the fall of the Roman Empire and the Viking Age of expansion.... Read more »

  • June 19, 2015
  • 02:18 PM

SciELO adopts CC-BY as main Open Access attribution

by SciELO in SciELO in Perspective

From 1st July 2015 the SciELO Program will adopt the Creative Commons license CC-BY as a standard of Open Access attribution to SciELO Brazil Collection. By this decision, SciELO aligns to the Open Access policies adopted by the leading journals and international publishers with the main purpose to increase and the options of access and reuse of the published articles. … Read More →... Read more »

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